Ethical considerations of universal vaccination against human papilloma virus

@inproceedings{NavarroIllana2014EthicalCO,
  title={Ethical considerations of universal vaccination against human papilloma virus},
  author={Pedro Navarro-Illana and Justo Aznar and Javier D{\'i}ez-Domingo},
  booktitle={BMC medical ethics},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND From an epidemiological perspective, the practice of universal vaccination of girls and young women in order to prevent human papilloma virus (HPV) infection and potential development of cervical cancer is widely accepted even though it may lead to the neglect of other preventive strategies against cervical cancer. DISCUSSION It is argued that removing the deterrent effect--the fear of developing cancer--could encourage teenage sex. This paper reflects on the ethical legitimacy of… CONTINUE READING
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